“Feel the fear… and do it anyway!”



Current Occupation:
Corporate Lawyer
Dream Job: Professional Ironwoman
Passions: Eating chocolate, paddling anything and everything, to live in a world of red
Ambitions: Paddle the Molokai Channel
Claim to Fame/Infamy: Hung out with the Pope in the Vatican, PD gossip focus point, or so everyone else seems to think… but I know nothing, honest!)

Favourite Stuff  
Food: tim tams, cadbury snack, cadbury black forest, cadbury hazlenut, cadbury fruit & nut, cadbury breakaway, cadbury…
Drinks: Mocha, Caramel Latte, Great Aussie Grape Juice, Bourbon & Coke
Movies/Books/Music: Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, Da Vinci Code and other Dan Brown novels, Gwen Stefani
Super Hero or Villian: Bionic Woman

PDs Stuff

PD Member Since: Since the beginning… October 1993
How I Got Into Paddling: Tagged along with a school friend who paddled with ACCA
Favourite PD Moment: Winning PDs first ever state title (womens) at Darling Harbour in 1996
Three words to describe PDs: team spirit, awesome friends, inspiring
How Other PDs Describe Linda: Clever, smiley, inscrutable, stunning, awesome, dynamo, scarlet, spunky, trim, taut, terrific, world’s greatest smile, pocket powerhouse, club stalwart, great team motivator, turbo, leader, chin-up machine; massive… MASSIVE… MASSIVE, one of the nicest people I know; power, committed, gives excellent feedback and advice, cool, controlled, an inspiration to all Little People, ultra-competitive, supportive, part of the “heart & soul” of PDs, epitomises the “perfect paddler”, a beautiful true champion (on & off the water), sincere, quiet achiever; focused, The Interrogator, ultra determined person who will destroy the competition – but does it with a smile!
Favourite PD Photo Gallery Pic:

Other Stuff
Role Models, Heroes & Heroines: Hayley Bateup (2005 Australian surf ski champion and amazing
ironwoman), Linda Hamilton (ooooh, to have her arms in Terminator 2)
When not paddling most likely to be found: getting ready to paddle, having coffee and brunch with friends after paddling, practising my swimming, going for a jog, eating chocolate
Three people you’d like to invite to dinner:
Robin Williams, Oprah Winfrey, Hugh Jackman
Superstitions (Paddling or Otherwise): always turn left on my ski